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Oscar’s Best Dressed List: A Look Back

THE ACADEMY AWARDS, BETTER KNOWN AS THE OSCARS, IS AN ANNUAL AWARD CEREMONY HONORING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE FILM INDUSTRY SINCE 1929. WITH THIS ANNUAL AWARD SHOW COMES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED  –   SOMETIMES AWE-INSPIRING AND SOMETIMES HILARIOUS  –   OFTEN UNFORGETTABLE FASHIONS. THE RED CARPET SCENE IS AN EVENT IN ITSELF, AND BELOW ARE MY TOP SIX OF THE BEST-DRESSED LOOKS FROM THE ‘90S TO PRESENT-DAY.

1.Cate Blanchett, Oscars 2011, Givenchy – Cate Blanchett stunned in this pale lavender gown by Givenchy. I chose this since the Oscars is such an elegant event and this dress did a great job embodying that. Its simple silhouette combined with the floral details helped this look define elegance.

2. Michelle Williams, Oscars 2006, Vera Wang – Michelle Williams wore this canary yellow gown well. Though it is a solid color, nothing about this dress says boring or simple. Taking a fashion risk, she successfully pulled off a bold color when it comes to evening wear. I chose this dress because I loved how the detailing matched the train of the dress. I also loved how the yellow went with her skin tone.

3. Charlize Theron, Oscars 2004, Gucci –This beaded gown worn in 2004 is a complete throwback to the twenties. The intricate beading made this simple gown a show-stopper, and combined with Charlize’s choice of hair and makeup, she looked like a classic 20’s star. I loved how delicate the dress sat on her figure, and the subtle slit from her mid-thigh to the ground was the perfect touch.

4.Nicole Kidman, Oscars 1997, Christian Dior by John Galliano – Nicole Kidman’s debut of this gorgeous, gold dress spoke wonders for her as an actress and her taste in evening wear. I chose this dress because the material went perfectly with the color and detailing around her chest. Each detail complimented another one, and this dress was completely in sync with all its elements. It was beautifully sewn and complimented Nicole’s svelte figure.

5. Lupita Nyong’o, Oscars 2014, Prada-The contrast between the pale blue of this gown and Lupita’s dark skin was absolutely breathtaking. Lupita debuted this custom-made gown with an exuberance of energy. From the plunging neckline to the crystal embellished belt, this dress was sparkling with perfection. Styled well and worn with confidence, this dress stole the spotlight at the 2014 Oscars.

6. Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscars 2012, Tom Ford –This unique take at an Oscars dress definitely won me over. This caped-gown was one of my top choices due to its unique form. The debut of this gown also sparked a new caped-dress trend on the red carpet. The cape balanced out the rest of the dress’ simplicity. I also loved how she barely wore any accessories, which let the dress completely steal the show.

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